Vietnam offers a wide range of shopping centers in the various local markets around the country. Bargaining is a way of life in Vietnam, especially, in the Markets but should always be conducted in a good-natured way. You will have a more pleasant experience and stand a better chance of negotiating a lower price.Here are some of the items which make their way onto many people’s shopping list: clothes (e.g. T-shirt, polo-shirt, trousers, shorts, skirts,) beaded shoes, conical hats, single-cup coffee filters, Vietnamese tea and coffee, sleeping bags, CDs, embroidered table cloths, carving in wood or marble, ceramics and pottery, lacquer ware (e.g. pictures, trays, trinket boxes), and traditional style paintings and sketches. Handicrafts produced by the people of the hill tribes in the north are also very popular. These include fabrics, jewelry, embroidered bags, and wickerwork. It is also possible to buy tailor-made cloths. These are made to order and are usually available for collection within 24 hours. Once of the best places to buy tailor made items is Hoian.